Foreign trade policies (81 - 90 of 141 items)
Export Finance: Challenges Facing the U.S. Export-Import Bank
T-GGD-94-46: Published: Nov 3, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 1993.
GAO discussed issues that affect the U.S. Export-Import Bank's (Eximbank) role in assisting U.S. exporters. GAO noted that: (1) there is considerable overlap in federal export financing programs, since Eximbank has not coordinated its programs with other agencies' export programs at the operational level; (2) in September 1993, the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee made specific recommendatio...
Export Promotion: Initial Assessment of Governmentwide Strategic Plan
T-GGD-93-48: Published: Sep 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1993.
GAO discussed the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee's (TPCC) report on the federal strategic planning effort to promote exports. GAO noted that: (1) the TPCC strategic plan includes specific actions to improve individual agency programs and export promotion efforts, set governmenwide priorities, and create a unified export promotion budget by fiscal year 1995; (2) TPCC believes that interagen...
Agricultural Trade: High-Value Product Sales Are Limited in Export Enhancement Program
RCED-93-101: Published: Apr 6, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) export enhancement program (EEP), focusing on: (1) factors limiting agricultural high-value product (HVP) sales under EEP; and (2) other USDA efforts to increase HVP exports.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal years 1990 and 1991, HVP sales represented only 8 percent of total EEP funds instead of the 25 percent spec...
Export Finance: The Role of the U.S. Export-Import Bank
GGD-93-39: Published: Dec 23, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Export-Import Bank's (Eximbank) mission, function, and current activities, focusing on: (1) Eximbank's delivery of services to small businesses; (2) the administration of the Eximbank export credit insurance program; (3) credit reform and the Eximbank country risk assessment system; (4) the use of tied aid; and (5) Eximbank's coordination with...
GGD-93-1R: Published: Oct 6, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on making federal export financing and export promotion programs more accessible to small businesses. GAO noted that: (1) the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC) has not addressed the issue of streamlining the government's export promotion structure; (2) proposed legislation would create a field network of consolidated export...
Overseas Staffing: Embassies in the Former Soviet Union
NSIAD-92-306: Published: Aug 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the staffing actions of the Department of State and the Department of Commerce for the new Soviet republic embassies, focusing on: (1) planned and actual embassy staffing; (2) U.S. estimates of the amount of staff needed to represent U.S. business interests; and (3) the actions of other countries in promoting their business interests...
Export Promotion: Federal Approach Is Fragmented
T-GGD-92-68: Published: Aug 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1992.
GAO discussed U.S. government export promotion programs and how the existing federal export promotion system could be improved. GAO noted that: (1) export promotion generates economic growth by helping firms increase export ability and improve competitiveness; (2) 1991 U.S. export promotion program spending totalled $2.7 billion, and the federal government approved about $21.4 billion in export lo...
Agricultural Trade: High-Value Products and U.S. Export Promotion Efforts
T-GGD-92-64: Published: Jul 28, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1992.
GAO discussed the government's role in exporting high-value agricultural products, focusing on the issues related to proposed legislation that would establish set-asides for and define those agricultural products. GAO noted that: (1) there is no national strategy to guide export promotion funds; (2) the proposed legislation would increase the U.S. share of world trade in processed and high-value a...
Export Promotion: A Comparison of Programs in Five Industrialized Nations
GGD-92-97: Published: Jun 22, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 2, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the export promotion programs of the United States and four competing European nations, focusing on: (1) the structure of export promotion programs; (2) spending for these programs; (3) financial assistance offered to exporters in the four European countries; and (4) a comparison of foreign and U.S. programs.GAO found that: (1) the d...
Export Promotion: Overall U.S. Strategy Needed
T-GGD-92-40: Published: May 20, 1992. Publicly Released: May 20, 1992.
GAO discussed ways in which federal export promotion programs can be improved. GAO noted that: (1) export promotion services in the United States are currently fragmented among 10 government agencies, including the Department of Agriculture, Commerce, and the Export-Import Bank of the United States; (2) the fragmented approach has led to program inefficiencies and confusion in the U.S. business co...